Udo Dirkschneider kicks off today (January 20th) his “European Trek” in Madrid as scheduled even with a serious problem in his left knee. A note was posted on his social media:
“Dear U.D.O. fans,
“Unfortunately, we have to tell you that Udo has a serious health problem since early January. He has pain in his left knee and couldn’t walk at all for a longer period. He has been to different specialists in Russia, Ibiza, and Germany and now he is on a good way to recover. But he is still handicapped and can’t move that much without having pain.
“Against all advice of the doctors, he has decided to play the tour and not postponing it since he hates to let his fans down. But this means that he is a bit handicapped on stage and can’t move that much. We are very sorry for this, but we still have the opinion that this is better than postponing the complete tour.
“Thanks and see you all on tour!”